Financial Aid 101: The 3 “needs”!

What sets colleges (universities) in the United States of America apart from those in other countries is that many of them provide both need-based and merit-based financial aid for international students like you and me. While merit-based aid can be thought of as a “scholarship”, need-based aid tends to depend solely on your/your family’s ability to…

Applying to McGill University in a Nutshell

Located in scenic downtown Montreal, McGill University hails as one of the top-ranked universities in Canada and in the entire world. Not only is it top notch in academics, being located in the francophone province of Quebec, it has one of the most diverse and culturally rich student bodies, with students from 147+ countries. Whether…

7 Reasons Why You Should Take the ACT Instead of the SAT

If you’re hearing about the ACT for the first time, then you are not the only one. Most people don’t know that there’s an alternative to the SAT because very few people take it in Bangladesh and resources are scarcely available (don’t worry, NC has got you covered with the resources). But in case you’re frustrated with…

Extra Curricular Activities — Certificates Don’t Matter

What is an ECA? ANY productive activity can be considered extracurricular as long as it is NOT directly related to your syllabus. Believe it or not, cleaning the streets or fundraising are NOT the only ECAs that count. A representative from Brown University once said that even you have a family responsibility such as helping…